Acted in her debut stage role as Alice in "Alice Through the Looking Glass," a play based on the Lewis Carroll stories
Co-starred as Sara Stanley in the Canadian series "The Road to Avonlea/Avonlea" (aired in the US on The Disney channel)
Feature directing debut, "Away From Her" starring Julie Christie and based on the Alice Munro short story <i>The Bear Came Over the Mountain</i>; also adapted the screenplay; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
First film with Atom Egoyan, "Exotica"
Portrayed Nabby Adams opposite Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in the HBO biographical drama "John Adams"
Starred in "The Secret Life of Words," opposite Tim Robbins and Julie Christie
Co-starred with Mekhi Phifer and Ving Rhames in "Dawn of the Dead," a remake of the 1978 horror film
Dropped out of school to devote herself full time to political activism
Has supporting role in the Canadian feature "Last Night"
Wrote, co-produced and directed the short "Don't Think Twice"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival
Cast as Lily on the CBC television series, "Straight Up"
Co-starred with Jared Leto and Diane Kruger in "Mr. Nobody"
Featured in the TV series "Ramona" (PBS)
Portrayed Sally Salt in Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
Starred in "Go" and "Guinevere" both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
Underwent surgery for severe scoliosis, a recurring back ailment
Breakthrough screen role in Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter"
Co-starred with Adrien Brody in the sci-fi thriller "Splice"
Made film debut in a bit role in "One Magic Christmas"
Moved out of her parents' home and into her own apartment at age 15
Directed the drama "Take This Waltz," starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen
Directed "Stories We Tell," a documentary about her own childhood and family secrets